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Writing Practice Sessions

When I’m writing, I feel like I’m tuning into a signal, like a radio station. That signal can feel faint and staticky when I write alone. It takes a lot of effort to tune in and stay connected.

Something happens to creative energy when people do it together. The signal gets stronger. The energy expands!

When we write together, we can tune in at the same time, and amplify the signal.

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What are Live Writing Practice Sessions?

Once a week for a month, over the course of ninety minutes, I lead you in a series of writing prompts and exercises, together with other writers.

The exercises are simple, beautiful, ordinary: all writers are welcome, regardless of genre or experience.

I want you to feel open and unstuck, and remember how much you love writing. I want you to feel tuned in.

These sessions are powerful. Even though we’re all writing remotely, the connection you will feel with the other writers is real and valuable.

Let’s do this, together.

Listen to Matthew Dawson's review of Writing Practice
"Being led through the guided prompts and not having to keep time were very freeing. Writing in the community of the others was powerful and it was an honor to experience Sarah and everyone's intense listening and presence even during silent moments. Loved the order of the exercises, the reliability of the pattern to allow loosening up with lists and images and moving into scenes and character. So amazing."
— Cindy Lipton

How it works:

  • Once a week, you log in to our conference line.
  • All you need is your notebook or paper, a few fast-writing pens, and a comfortable and quiet place to sit.
  • Your line will be muted while we write. I’ll lead all of the guided prompts and exercises for you, and keep time: each session will be 90 minutes.
  • Sharing is always brief, completely optional, and encouraged.
  • Each session is recorded. If you can’t join us live, you can catch up by listening to the recording on your own time.

Listen to Diane Douiyssi's review of Writing Practice
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What other people are saying:

"It was a great pleasure to be accountable to a particular time and date to write. Thank you, Sarah and Trish, very much for the efficient and welcoming technical set-up, and for leading and listening so well. I felt looked after and that my money was wisely spent. I would recommend this writing practice to others."
— Jacquelyn Wilson Grattan

"I found the writing prompts a lot of fun. This is my first time doing anything like this. By the third week, I was extremely comfortable with the session format."
— Brenda Rech

"I loved this and it has helped me stay in touch with my writing practice. Thank you."
— Leinaala Mitchell

"It was so nice to set aside time and have Sarah's voice to guide me through the exercises and to have her excitement come through for everything we did together. It's a real boost for a solitary activity."
— Kate Peterson

"Although I feel in my heart and soul I am a writer, I'm a writer who sabotages consistent writing. Signing up for Sarah's program enabled me to stoke the creative fire in a safe, comforting way and encouraged me to trust my inner voice. I've learned that even the smallest of details, when given the opportunity to unfold on paper, can be profound."
— Laura Gates

"I am a freelance writer and lead creative writing workshops, but Sarah's Writing Practice sessions gave me the chance to do something that I rarely do—slow down and make time in my day to focus on my own writing. Each week, I came away from the sessions with renewed energy and determination to turn the results of these writing prompts into stories that I want to tell."
— Gloria Ballard